Although the beautiful collie rose to fame in late 1800s English dog shows, its history has far deeper roots in the hills of Scotland, where the dogs were initially bred as herders, easily trained and loyal. All of these traits contributed to deep love between owners and collies and contributed to the breed’s eventual fame. Collies were used as messengers during World War One, braving dangerous battlefield conditions to pass orders to the front lines, proving their loyalty and bravery. Presidents Coolidge, Kennedy, and Johnson all had collies in their family, further enhancing the breeds notoriety. But it was Lassie, of course, one of the world’s most famous dogs, that cemented the breed’s fame. Lassie was originally a novel character, but she was brought to life in the 1943 film Lassie Come Home. Her time on screen would be long lived, as the beloved Lassie television program ran 20 years from 1954 to 1973. Several remakes later, Lassie the collie is still beloved.
Collies are devoted and graceful dogs, and thanks to their unique coats and facial shapes, one of the most easily recognizable breeds. They are members of the herding group because they were originally bred to help shepherds of Scotland and northern England.
- Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris
- Characteristics: With its long-haired coat and proud bearing, this collie figure carries on the tradition of impressive companions. The figure catches the collie at attention, displaying its grace and intelligence.
- Size and Colour: Displaying a classic collie colour scheme, this light brown and white dog measures 4 inches long and stands 2 ½ inches high. The facial features have additional shading for exceptional realism.
- The Collie is part of the Best in Show collection
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
Size in cm: 10 L x 2.6 W x 6.8 H